Everton – Manchester United: Both Teams Exchange Good Spells in Entertaining Affair (1-1)

Both Everton and Manchester United had good periods throughout the game, but neither side could truly capitalize in these moments. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s tactical change to a diamond midfield gave them an important overload in midfield. However Ancelotti’s team responded in the second half and thought they had a 92nd minute winner, only for VAR to step in. 
Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.

With the football season heading into its final months, most positions in the league eventually become more predictable. The Premier League’s European and midtable spots have remained congested throughout the entirety of the campaign, just seven points separate nine teams, Everton and Manchester United firmly in the mix - making this matchup crucial

Everton’s mid-season rally, mostly due to Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment, has seen them shoot from the relegation spots in December to just a few points away from a potential European campaign. Ancelotti is unbeaten at Goodison Park, and although not every performance has been convincing, they are in a much better position in comparison to a few months ago.

With Manchester United building some sort of consistent form, as well as Chelsea’s continuous stalling, fourth place is well in reach for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men. Solskjær has made a slight adjustment in his buildup structure, bringing Luke Shaw into the back three, which can create a 3-2-5 shape when moving forward. The addition of Bruno Fernandes has also been a major benefit in the final third, The one-third of the pitch that is closest to the opposition’s goal. a player who drops into fantastic positions and receives . . .

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Joel Parker (21) is an Everton fan. Whenever he’s not watching his beloved Everton, Joel spends his time analyzing all sorts of football. Chief editor and Founder of Toffee Analysis. [ View all posts ]


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